Our ignorant, inadequate response to the pandemic along with the …

Comment on Review of “The Naked Emperor” by Pastor Conrad Vine by Donald LeBlanc.

Our ignorant, inadequate response to the pandemic along with the high majority of indolent, unhealthy people in our once great nation caused more deaths. We’ve forgotten that “God is our ever present help in time of trouble” (Psalm 46:1). We give more heed to Babylon and Egypt than to God’s Word in response to health crisis. “Look and live” Numbers 21:8.

Donald LeBlanc Also Commented

Review of “The Naked Emperor” by Pastor Conrad Vine
After watching an AFM underground video of the work missionaries are doing in the earthquake ravaged area of Turkey I would hope you would reconsider. It wouldn’t be Pastor Vine suffering from your withdrawal of support.

Review of “The Naked Emperor” by Pastor Conrad Vine
I appreciate your thorough response to the article by Conrad Vine. Points I can make in the realm of medical peer reviewed studies. As a Critical Care RN with 32 years experience in Teaching Hospitals I’ve experienced the new modalities of treatment as based on reviewed medical science. Sometimes it can take many years to see the full effect of treatments, be it positive or negative. Many of the treatments we’ve initiated, in the short term, have brought people from the brink of death, in the long term the consequences led to debilitating chronic conditions for the time they had left in life. As I’ve grown in my knowledge of the natural health sciences, I’ve seen that many who adopt these remedies avoid the serious complications that arise from serious illness. The rub is our medical institutions are bound by medical reimbursement based upon standardized medical practice. Essentially you can lose reimbursement if you don’t follow the guidelines set by the medical governing bodies. This is the plight of Adventist health today, upwards to a $20 billion dollar ball and chain that limits what we do and how we do it in order to get reimbursement. In essence government/medical coercion.
From the stance of religious liberty as an institution I hope we can reflect on the choices during the pandemic and sincerely reflect on whether we were doing the right actions based on reason or based on fear. I know in our conference Adventist Risk became the governing body and coerced the local churches with threats that if potential legal issues to local church boards occurred as a result of not shutting down during the pandemic that they would not be able to support them if litigation occurred. Where is the Liberty of Conscience there?
As far as the GC session, correct me if I’m wrong, you didn’t mention that Conrad Vine was removed as a delegate prior to the GC session. Re: Elder Wilson’s remarks, he is in his purview to speak as any delegate would. In my experience as a Board Chair it is sometimes wiser to be silent in that position as your comments can ( knowingly or unknowingly) have a coercive effect on delegates decisions. I believe it was a mistake for Elder Wilson at that moment to speak.
The shortened session, delegates removed, issues with the zoom feeds at crucial votes can paint a questionable picture to inquiring minds.
I’m not here to judge and am hopeful a sincere dialogue can reflect back as we move forward into a prophetically more ominous future. “Press Together”!

Recent Comments by Donald LeBlanc

COVID Vaccine Myths, Questions, and Rumors with Drs. Rhonda Patrick and Roger Seheult
Thanks, I have appreciated Dr Seheult’s videos. My ? Had to do with the abject failure overall of the medical community in its response. If early tx was initiated I’ve learned upwards of 80% survival and less hospitalization. That would’ve relegated this pandemic to a flu like status with regard to overall death. Our health message is a gift from God and my hope would be that more Dr Seheult’s would get the message out! We are a dangerously unhealthy nation that will be ripe for more of these modern plagues. We’re just applying band aids!

COVID Vaccine Myths, Questions, and Rumors with Drs. Rhonda Patrick and Roger Seheult
Would be interested to know Dr Seheult’s thoughts on how many Covid + patients would’ve avoided hospitalization and death if early management guidelines were adopted as opposed to sending patients home until advanced sx’s occur?

Scott Ritsema, Dr. Lela Lewis, Pastor Wyatt Allen an Dr. Peter McCullough on COVID-19 Vaccines
“ the fear of spreading the virus to others was even greater than the fear of being infected by it personally. That’s the biggest reason why I chose to be vaccinated…” Appreciated the reasoning based on the evidence, but you lost me when you based your getting vaccinated on “fear”. But I get that we are the most unhealthy country on the planet and so we were ripe for a virus like this. My hope is the health message Adventism has thrown out of its mainstream health institutions will make a comeback. Dr Seheult does present solid evidence based treatments to prevent or lessen symptoms on C-19 if you opt out of the vaccine. God’s methods are tried and true! “Perfect Love casts out fear.”

“For such a time as this”
“Teach the people that it is better to know how to keep well than how to cure disease. Our physicians should be wise educators, warning all against self-indulgence and showing that abstinence from the things that God has prohibited is the only way to prevent ruin of body and mind.” {CH 135.2}

“For such a time as this”
“Some will be tempted to receive these wonders as from God.” CH 461.2